Kirsten Dunst is in the hot seat after expressing her views on gender roles. Dunst, the 31-year-old actress, believes in more traditional roles for men and women.
The actress told Harper’s Bazaar UK, “I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she continued, “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mom created.”
She also said, “And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor,” Dunst continued, “I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work.”
Stacey Rtizen, a writer for the website Uproxxx wrote, “Kirsten Dunst has continued to be somewhat of an insufferable person, as evidenced by this interview she recently gave in which she has some very important opinions on gender roles.”
I think that’s a little harsh. Feminism is about the right to choose and equality. Dunst values the importance of traditional roles, but lives a nontraditional lifestyle. Dunst has worked as an actress since she was just three years old. She doesn’t have kids and she isn’t married. She isn’t fighting to take away women’s rights. She just said she believes in traditional roles. She didn’t say all women need to be barefoot in the kitchen and men should be out working. She is a workingwoman herself. I doubt she anticipated the heated reactions that have been coming her way.